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Urquhart Castle

Flat Axehead(S) (Bronze)

Site Name Urquhart Castle

Classification Flat Axehead(S) (Bronze)

Alternative Name(s) 'Morayshire'/ Ladyhill

Canmore ID 12551

Site Number NH52NW 7

NGR NH 5305 2860

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urquhart And Glenmoriston
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH52NW 7 5305 2860

See also NJ26SE 55 and NJ26SE 56.

An Early Bronze Age axe (type Ba) from near Urquhart Castle (NH52NW 3) is in Inverness Museum (3/39). Another axe of similar type is in Elgin Museum (1875.4), and is said to be probably from Urquhart Castle. (This axe is listed under Moray but it seems probable that it should be under Inverness.)

J M Coles 1971.

(Migdale type). Urquhart Castle (?), Morayshire. Single find. Flat axe, blue-green patina, slightly corroded on one face, butt broken; length 120mm, butt 29mm, cutting edge 73mm, weight 325 gms. Elgin Museum (1875.4).

P K Schmidt and C B Burgess 1981.

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